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VideoSep 2006

SpaceShipTwo - First civilian space flight

Journey on Virgin Galactic's sub orbital tourist craft


AnimationJan 2008

Virgin Galactic - SpaceshipTwo

New designs for the Virgin rocket plane and mothership


VideoMar 2013

Why do we need to make rockets reusable?

(1:36) SpaceX CEO and chief designer Elon Musk makes the economic case for reusable rockets.

VideoNov 2015

Blue Origin space vehicle successfully flies to space and back

(3:13) Who wants to go to space?

PictureDec 2009

Spaceship Two, Virgin Galactic's vehicle for space tourists

First commercial outings (in 2011) will be suborbital space rides for $200,000 a ticket, offering passengers 2 1/2-hour flights that include about five minutes of weightlessness.


PictureOct 2010

Space tourism catches on


VideoSep 2014

Virgin spaceplane shadows commercial airline

(4:44) Passengers on Virgin America were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime view when they were joined by Virgin Galactic's White Knight and Spaceship 2 on route to San Francisco.


VideoApr 2018

Plans for the first hotel in space by 2021

(9:10) For just $9.5 million, you will be able to spend a week and a half in a luxury hotel in space.

VideoJul 2015

Introduction to Virgin Galactic's "feather" re-entry system

(4:28) Virgin Galactic's Will Pomerantz explains their re-entry system, the feather, as deployed on SpaceShipTwo.

VideoNov 2010

Virgin Galactic manned flight test

Space tourism is almost here as Virgin Galactic's VSS Enterprise glides down to Earth from 45,000 feet ending with a perfect landing at Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Richard Branson is about to make history.